With a big opening party at the Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort yesterday began the MarketHub Americas 2019, the event organized by Hotelbeds that for three days brings together more than 500 business partners of the leading bed bank in the world. The show is held at the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres until May 10.
The event takes place under the theme “SHIFTING FUTURES” and will explore how the travel industry should react to changes in the industry to better prepare for the future in terms of key issues such as technology, distribution complexity, payments , and data.
Guest speakers from the industry’s leading publication, Skift, and renowned industry analysts, Phocuswright, will appear on stage to give a keynote address and organize a panel session. In addition, experts from Amazon, Google and McKinsey & Company will also appear on the stage in this dynamic event. Other speakers will be confirmed closer to the date.
MarketHub Americas is a three-day event, by invitation only, attended by up to 500 of the most important Hotelbeds members from all major markets in the Americas. Attendees include senior executives and decision makers of tour operators, airlines, loyalty plans and reward programs, leading travel agency chains and online travel agents.
Premium and Platinum members are Palladium Group, Accor Hotels, Atlantis Hotels and Resorts, Disney Destinations, EULER HERMES – Solunion, Hilton, RCD Hotels and Wynn Encore Las Vegas.
Carlos Muñoz, Managing Director of Bedbank at Hotelbeds, commented: “Due to the great success of our previous MarketHubs and to thank our extensive customer base, I am pleased to confirm that this year’s edition will be in Costa Mujeres, Cancun and that we will have Skift and Phocuswright as speakers, exploring important topics such as the complexity of distribution. ”
“This MarketHub will be particularly exciting for us, as it will be the first edition as a consolidated company.” Over the past year, we have been working hard to create a new and improved company to better serve our partners, including: a new corporate structure consolidated leadership, a single point of account management and billing for all partners, including travel buyers and hoteliers, the launch of a Product Management department, and an improved IT structure that has almost completely migrated to a new platform. ”
“I hope to thank in person all of our sponsors and hotel partners for helping us make this event happen, and of course to the clients for their loyalty, as well as to trust us to continue providing the best and most exclusive offers available. market.”
A key and habitual element of the industry since 2009, MarketHubs is one of the main events to unite the travel industry, with nine previous editions in the Americas, five in Europe and one in Asia.
The MarketHub Americas event will begin with a cocktail dinner on Tuesday night, while Wednesday and Thursday will host the conference and trade fair during the day and exclusive evening entertainment.
For more information about the MarketHub Americas event, visit https://www.themarkethub.com/americas/